Category Archives: Economics

Understanding and Embracing The Sovereign Currency Opportunity

As I read about the “debt problem” and hear it discussed endlessly on TV news shows, I find myself deeply disappointed to note how many journalists, politicians and even economists fail to make the distinction between private debt (i.e., debt … Continue reading

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MMT & the New Economy Movement: A Macro-Micro Marriage?

In a recent post I discussed both Modern Monetary Theory and the New Economy Movement. As that and a subsequent post indicated, MMT reflects a distinctly macroeconomic perspective, focused as it is on macro-level account balances; aggregate demand and price … Continue reading

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Integrating Fiscal and Monetary Policy

To provide a little more background on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and its significance, I though it would be helpful to discuss some additional MMT-related material. In this post I want to focus on a recent blog post by Dan … Continue reading

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New Growth Theory & Internet Policy

As I mentioned in my last post, which focused on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), I’m working toward a post that will explain how a combination of MMT and New Growth Theory (NGT) can have major significance related to Internet policy … Continue reading

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Modern Monetary Theory: Relevant to broadband policy?

As mentioned in a prior post, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) “provides an alternative to the dominant neoclassical framework for understanding the federal deficit and modern monetary systems.” As that post noted, this enables the federal government to, among other things, … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on the Economy

Since economics is supposed to be the study of the exchange of value and (hopefully) the increase in prosperity and well-being among human beings, it will be a central thread of future discussion on this site.  The general perspective I’ll … Continue reading

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Innovation and Inner Peace

Nick Carr has a thought-provoking post entitled The hierarchy of innovation on his Rough Type blog.  For those not familiar with him, Carr is the author of “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.”  According to a New York … Continue reading

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